elizabeth (rainbow_yarn) wrote in 1word1day,
elizabeth
rainbow_yarn
1word1day

Almost Halloween Tuesday

I hate that I keep finding great words in my history book but forgetting to write them down.

ascetic [uh-SET-ik]

noun
1. a person who dedicates his or her life to a pursuit of contemplative ideals and practices extreme self-denial or self-mortification for religious reasons.
2. a person who leads an austerely simple life, esp. one who abstains from the normal pleasures of life or denies himself or herself material satisfaction.


http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ascetic


No matter how many times I would hear Frog say, "WILLPOWER, Toad!" in my mind, I decided that I was no ascetic and ate the damn cookie.



And this one might be rather self-expanatory, but here it is:

fratricide [FRA-tri-sahyd, frey-]

noun
1. a person who kills his or her brother.
2. the act of killing one's brother.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/fratricide

If you discount the unfortunate twist in her parentage, you could say that Antigone's life was ruined by fratricide.
Tags: a, f, noun
Subscribe

  • Sunday Word: Cerulean

    cerulean [s uh- roo-lee- uhn] adjective: resembling the blue of the sky; a shade of blue ranging between azure and a darker sky blue…

  • Tuesday word: Proficient

    Thursday, June 6, 2013 Proficient (adjective, noun) pro·fi·cient [pruh-fish-uhnt] adjective 1. well-advanced or competent in any art, science,…

  • Tuesday word: Bourgeois

    Tuesday, July 6, 2021 Bourgeois (noun, adjective) bour·geois [boor-zhwah, boor-zhwah; French boor-zhwa] noun plural bour·geois 1. a member of…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 1 comment